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Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic athletes to be honoured at City Hall

TORONTO – The Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, will pay tribute to the Vancouver athletes who took part in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The ceremony will be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.  Media are invited to attend for photo and interview availabilities.

WHO:  Olympians
Scott Dickens, Swimming 2004, 2012
Darcy Marquardt, Silver Medallist, Rowing, 2004, 2008, 2012
Richard Hortness, Swimming, 2008, 2012
Monica Peterson, Fencing, 2012
Thomas Gossland, Swimming, 2012
Hunter Lowden, Sailing, 2012
Nikola Girke, Sailing, 2012
Karina Leblanc, Bronze Medallist, Soccer, 2012
Jessica Smith, Athletics, 2012
Arjan Bhullar, Wrestling, 2012
Lauren Wilkinson, Silver Medallist, Rowing, 2012
Laura Brown, Cycling, 2012
Heather MacLean, Swimming, 2012
Tera Van Beilen, Swimming, 2012

Donavan Tildesley, Swimming, 2012, 2008 (bronze), 2004 (2 silver, 1 bronze), 2000 (bronze)
Ahmad Zeividavi, Goalball, 2012, 2008
Richard Peter, Gold Medallist, Wheelchair Basketball, 2012, 2008 (silver), 2004 (gold), 2000 (gold)
Ashlie Andrews, Goalball, 2012
Doug Ripley, Goalball, 2012
Scott Patterson, Swimming, 2012, 2006, 2002 (bronze, alpine), 1988 (athletics)
Nathan Stein, Silver Medallist, Swimming, 2012
Ian Chan, Silver Medallist, Wheelchair Rugby, 2012, 2008 (bronze), 2004 (silver), 2000
Trevor Hirschfield, Silver Medallist, Wheelchair Rugby, 2012, 2008 (bronze)
Fabien Lavoie, Silver Medallist, Wheelchair Rugby, 2012, 2008 (bronze), 2004 (silver)
Travis Murao, Silver Medallist, Wheelchair Rugby, 2012

WHEN:  11:30 AM   PST

WHERE:  Vancouver City Hall
Council Chambers, 3rd Floor
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC

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